Ongoing call for applications: Low-Residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts
Goddard College
Above: Courtesy of Goddard College.
Above: Courtesy of Goddard College.

Goddard College’s low-residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts is now accepting applications for spring Vermont and Washington residencies. Deadlines are December 15 (Vermont) and March 11 (Washington).

Established in 1997, Goddard College’s low-residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts is a unique program well suited for mid-career and emerging artists who are looking to deepen their practice, blend theory and practice, and study in a rigorous interdisciplinary context.

With notable and innovative faculty and guest artists from the full spectrum of forms, genres, cultures, and socio-political perspectives, the Goddard MFAIA continues to attract, inspire, and transform artists, educators, and cultural workers at all levels.

Goddard’s progressive pedagogy of individually designed study plans, collaborative learning, and geographical flexibility supports all manner of artists and practices, such as dancer-choreographers expanding into theatrical or visual modes, painters working with digital media or natural materials to address environmental issues, and countless other contemporary or traditional practitioners looking to integrate multiple artistic media and systems of knowledge and expression.

Spring semester 2014 priority application deadlines:
Vermont program—December 15, 2013
Washington program—March 11, 2014

Conference calls for prospective students:
October 30, 2013, 8:30pm EST
January 29, 2014, 8pm EST

More About the Goddard MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts
The MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts is designed for five semesters of critically rigorous artistic production and examination of the concepts, values, and social structures underlying the practice of each student, who alternates each term with a dedicated faculty advisor to dialogue and exchange ideas.

Each semester begins with an eight-day residency that includes presentations, workshops, exhibits, performances, and other activities by continuing and graduating students, faculty, and guest artists. Our visiting artists have included leaders and innovators from the full range of interdisciplinary and traditional media, including: Pauline Oliveros, Rick Lowe, Linda Montano, Jackie Brookner, Liz Lerman, Tim Miller, Haruko Okano, Keith Hennessy, Reggie Wilson, and Susan Leibovitz Steinman.

The residency is followed by 15 weeks of production, research, and study wherever the student chooses to live. A third semester practicum tests new forms and concepts in each student’s work, while a final semester portfolio serves as a culminating thesis and establishes greater artistry, critical meaning, and social engagement in each graduate’s practice and career.

Advisors work in a range of interdisciplinary and traditional modes, including installation, dance, painting, performance art, mixed media, poetry, community-based and public art, creative writing, theatre, puppetry, media/digital art, photography, music, eco-art, and conceptual art, and are scholars or critical practitioners in interdisciplinary studies, performance studies, visual culture, sustainability, social justice, and a range of other fields.

Vermont faculty includes Erica Eaton, D. Sabela Grimes, Pam Hall, Peter Hocking, Gale Jackson, H. Lan-Thao Lam, Ju-Pong Lin, Devora Neumark, Kira Obolensky, Andrea Parkins, Cynthia Ross, Rachael van Fossen, and Ruth Wallen (program co-director). Washington faculty includes Seitu Jones, Petra Kuppers, Laiwan, Ju-Pong Lin, Cynthia Ross, Bonnie Schock, Sharon Siskin, and Michael Sakamoto (program co-director).

Residencies take place at our two beautiful program sites. Our historic main campus is set amongst rolling hills and forest trails in the semi-rural town of Plainfield, Vermont, only six miles from the state capitol of Montpelier. The West Coast program is set within the Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, which looks out to Puget Sound and the mountains of Western Washington State.

Heather Bryce: T 802 322 1613 / [email protected]

Online application:

November 23, 2013